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Old 03-10-2019, 06:23 PM   #101
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Re: Our Trucks Doing What They Did - Vintage Photo Thread

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You're welcome, it made my day too, what a great photo! I was glad I could find exactly where it was taken. Looks like it's changed a LOT, the hotel is gone from what I can figure out.

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The hotel may be gone, but where is the truck? It's very possible that someone on this forum owns that very truck today!
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:45 PM   #102
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The hotel may be gone, but where is the truck? It's very possible that someone on this forum owns that very truck today!
Isn't that a cool idea! I wish I could find a photo of my truck out on the farm. I was talking to the guy I bought it from in 1973 about a year ago and he surprised me with where he got it, I didn't know being he lived across town from me. He got it out of a field right near my house! His dad knew this farmer and the farmer gave him the truck. It was just a few thousand feet or so from my house I grew up in. That ENTIRE area is now covered with housing tracks.

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Old 03-12-2019, 12:47 PM   #103
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It's not our trucks "doing what the did" but it's damn cool, on the assy line.

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Old 04-01-2019, 10:23 AM   #104
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Is this a classic or what!

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Old 04-01-2019, 09:57 PM   #105
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That's a good one. Need a few more hands on the front bumper!
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:54 AM   #106
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And another one.

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Old 04-14-2019, 12:25 PM   #107
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I know this is an old post but if anyone else is still looking, just a comment. You'll notice that there is no chrome in the TF photos or illustrations. My restored 57 3100 retains the painted (ok, powder coated) bumpers, grille, etc. I printed out a blurb displayed with the truck and included a comment "if you're wondering where the chrome is, you're probably under 50 years old."
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:30 PM   #108
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This isn't an old thread, it comes alive over and over anytime anyone finds a cool old photo. And yes, the chrome was not there as much as it is today that's for sure!

I don't know about these trucks, but in the sixties I "lived" in a Buick dealership (my dad was a salesman and I was there a lot and saw a lot) and EVERY FRIGGIN PIECE on the car it seemed was an option. OMG find a parking lot full of ORIGINAL 1967 Oldsmobiles and there won't be two the same, I have seen chrome mouldings on sixties cars where it was a one time thing, never saw another, just that one car. OMG a day night mirror was an option, a rear seat speaker, every frigging thing on the car. The "window sticker" would be a foot long COVERED in all the options and prices.

So yeah, the Chrome was a big deal adding a TON of money to one of these trucks (probably as much as $100 to the price LOL) and way more people didn't get it than got it, they were TRUCKS after all.

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Old 04-16-2019, 09:41 PM   #109
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.... they were TRUCKS after all.

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It's not relatable to younger people now how much a truck was NOT regarded like they are now. They were a tool. They were used almost exclusively for specific work tasks. They bore more of a relation to riding lawn mowers than to daily drivers today.

Yeah, maybe here in Souther California away from agricultural areas they were used a bit more for dailies, but everywhere outside of true cities - tool.
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